Snake rattles Blazers in AT&T Center locker room

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN ANTONO, Texas (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers were clearly rattled by the San Antonio Spurs in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals, and they were almost snake bit before Game 2.

A baby rattlesnake, estimated at about 3 to 4 feet, was discovered in the team's locker room at the AT&T Center about two hours before the game Thursday.

It was found by reserve forward Thomas Robinson, who recoiled a few feet after seeing the snake when he moved a bag from his locker.

Coach Terry Stotts said he heard it was a young snake. But young or not, guard Mo Williams tweeted that it was a scary experience.


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